Mapendo - D.R. of Congo

Producer: Smallholder Farmers from South Kivu

Region: South Kivu, D. R. of Congo

Variety: SL34

Processing: Dry-processed (Natural)

Elevation: 1500 – 1800 masl

Crop: Winter 2022

Tasting Notes:  Honeydew, mulled wine

Brew Methods:  Manual Brew, Batch Brew, Espresso


Mapendo is Swahili for “love”. Linda Mugaruka, agronomist and Mighty Peace Coffee’s (MPC) Chief Quality Officer, ensures that MPC produces loving and award-winning coffee while abiding by the highest environmental & labor standards. One of her curations, Mapendo is Organic & Fair Trade certified, and is farmed by 4,200 farmers, nearly 40% of whom are women. Mapendo makes a sweet and tangy cup with a subtly tannic aftertaste on a pour over methods. When brewed as espresso, it offers syrupy body coated with jam sweetness and citric acidity.

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